Louis Vuitton has operated its own publishing house for some twenty years and today offers a catalogue of more than 80 titles, including three collections focused on travel, the “City Guides”, “Travel Books” and photo books “Fashion Eye”. Louis Vuitton also produces a series of richly illustrated volumes in association with several international publishers as well as art books, in limited editions signed and numbered by the artists, exclusively for sale at Louis Vuitton stores.

Books have always held pride of place in the history of the House of Vuitton. Gaston Louis Vuitton (1883–1970), grandson of the founder, was himself an avid collector and keen bibliophile, whose tastes ranged from literature to art books. He founded three bibliophile societies and maintained a prolific correspondence with the publishers, illustrators and writers of his day. When the Louis Vuitton store on the Champs-Elysées opened its doors in 1914, it already featured a comfortable reading and letter-writing room for its customers. This tradition continues into the present day at the Louis Vuitton bookstores which offer a choice selection of books on art, fashion, design and travel.